A video showing a Chinese stepmother whipping and kicking a toddler after wetting herself has caused disconcert on Chinese social media after the video went viral on Weibo.
The incident caught on video shows the disturbing instance of the toddler wailing in terror as her stepmother whips the child an astonishing 87 times with a branch whilst kicking her 14 times along with slapping her 8 times to the face.
Despite the incident being caught on camera, the UK’s dailymail reports cops have incredulously declined to act, saying simply that there is nothing that they can do.
The video came to be captured after a next door neighbor came to be alarmed after the stepmother began to wail after the toddler stood outside the family home with her trousers around her ankles.
In the video, the child is heard crying as her stepmother uses a branch to smack her across the legs, striking harder each time.
With each whipping and kicking the woman screams at the child who by now is barely able to stand the horrendous beating she has been subjected to.
The abuse eventually stops after the mother ceases to now slap the child before asking the child to walk away.
Yet as the child turns to limp away, the woman takes to whipping her once again, this time on the back of the legs.
The stepmother then starts kicking the child in the legs until she falls over, with the woman shouting at her as the toddler struggles back to her feet.
The woman starts to walk away, the ordeal seemingly over, only to return and grab her stepdaughter by the ear, throwing her to the floor.
From there the stepmother stamps on the girl’s head and kicks her in the face until the toddler is left cowering against a wall.
It is at this point the girl’s stepmother finally walks off, leaving the child sobbing and completely dejected.
Within a few hours of the video being posted online, people called for the woman to be arrested. However, the police said there was nothing they could do.
One person commented: ‘The little girl is so helpless and is innocent. How could a woman or a mother do this to such a young girl.
‘I cried a whole day for this, and my heart was broken. I wish the woman could be caught and put into justice.’
Others questioned why the person filming had not stopped the woman from beating the child.